Sunday, March 23, 2014

2606- TDS-3i on Aciera F3 Milling machine (swiss made) - Teun from Netherland

Thanks Teun from Netherland, the machine is Aciera F3, a good machine from Swiss.

The setup for the machine includes:
TDS-3i (3 axis DRO with LCD)
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From Teun :
I’ve finished mounting the DRO. I think I did a reasonable job. My machine is an Aciera F3 (Swissmade from the 80’ies).
I painted everything in the same RAL color as the machine so it looks like it belongs there.

I think it is a nice installation with a touch to make it look the same color as the machine.


2585- TDS-3i with RS232 on ENCO Drill / Mill - FL, USA (Jim)

Thanks Jim for the photos on his ENCO Drill / Mill Machine with TDS-3i DRO from
eBay ID : TheDroStore

The setup for this machine is :
-TDS 3i  (3 Axis LCD DRO)
-Scale Travel length -JCXF5:120mm, 4.7inch (Physical length:262mm, 10.3inch)
-Scale Travel length -JCXE5:220mm, 8.7inch (Physical length:362mm, 14.3inch)
-Scale Travel length -JCXE5:520mm, 20.5inch (Physical length:662mm, 26.1inch)
From Jim (FL, USA):
I was surprised to see the package arrive this afternoon.  Great service! Really fast!
I have connected the scales to the DRO and powered it up to see if everything works.  Everything seems to be working in this preliminary test.  I plan to install it on my mill later this week.”

The photos show the finish work, and they are install in a nice and professional manner.


Friday, February 14, 2014

TDS Linear Scale JCXS - eXtra Slim Scale - Dimension drawing XS5, XS1, S5, S1

For those very tight space mounting location, it is good to know that we do have the eXtra Slim Scale model.
Model : JCXS5 and JCXS1, the number indicate resolution of 5 um or 1um.

Friday, February 7, 2014

BLOG - 2539- mTech DRO 3i , 170, 270, 320 on LittleMachineShop Milling machine -- Jamie Cruz (USA)

Thanks James from USA (NJ) for sharing with us his mTech TDS 3i on his LittleMachineShop Milling machine.
Jamie Cruz :
very fun project!!!  Many thanks great product price shipping and customer service.  I will be buying from you again!!!! "

 ”I had to get creative there were some holes already drilled and tapped in the mill already so I just used those.  Its a little ghetto but I made my own brackets it works dam accurate and the little blue gauge slide easy in and out!”

“ maybe I need to focus more on exactly one turn.  I am happy!!!  Z axis I tried to do .005 thousands on the fine feed and look what came up.

“I did a test to see how it lines up with the handwheels  of 1 turn is 62.5 thousands of an inch”

Thanks for sharing your photo , Cheers

2550-Lathe machine DRO 2L, F5-170 and E5-620 - from Hans-Peter - Switzerland

Thanks to Hans-Peter from Switzerland for the generous photos.

This is a  Lathe Machine.

It is using :
mTech DRO 2L with scales travel – 170mm and 620mm
 From Hans-Peter: 

I received the rulers on Friday, this gave me time for installation and adjustment.
Today, I received the display-unit.
Installed and working perfect.

It is very good, that you inform on exact dimensions in e-bay. Due to this, I felt very confident to place a purchase order with you. Especially on the X-Axis, I only had 2mm on top and 2mm on bottom clearance. Also the combination and selection possibility of ruler-lengths and display units is just great. A very good homepage-setup you have.

The aluminium brackets were too large in hole distances (maybe for a bigger size ruler, the shims as well). No problem because I had to make special brackets anyway and I’m well equipped to do so (machines and material).

I’m very pleased with your service and communication. The instructions are well done.

Thanks and I wish you great success in doing further business.

Best regards